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Shout It Out: The Evolution of the Black Vocal Tradition

2/02/2023 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
School of Music, Room 215

Celebrate Black History with this conversation facilitated by Professor David Gleason with special guest, Garland Nelson, a local musician. Free and open to the public.

Garland Nelson, Schenectady area musicianJoin Professor David Gleason (Adjunct Instructor of Ethnomusicology) with special guest, Garland Nelson, a local musician to discuss the evolution of the Black vocal tradition. Nelson's thesis is that "without the core of the Black American musical tradition, American music, as we know it, would not exist." This engaging conversation will encourage audience participation and include sing along materials and audio and visual examples.